My mother-in-law Marlene Chu was diagnosed with high-risk Multiple Myeloma in 2017, which means she has a shorter life expectancy than other Multiple Myeloma patients. At the start of her diagnosis, she was hospitalized for approximately 6 months due to the illness. The doctor had told her she lost her ability to walk, and would have to learn to use a wheelchair.
With the help of extensive cancer treatment of radiation, bone marrow transplant, different chemotherapy drugs and regimes, frequent blood and platelet transfusions, and prayers from family and friends, Marlene has regained her strength and health to walk and enjoy life again. As of now, the Multiple Myeloma is trying to come back, and Marlene has been given a 6 month prognosis to live. Thankfully, Marlene is responding well to new chemotherapy treatment and we all remain hopeful each day for the future.
This May I’m participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer to get moving and support BC Cancer patients! I'm joining others across the province to move, no matter where we are, every single day of the month.
One in two British Columbians are affected by cancer. That's why I've committed to move and raise funds for patients, survivors and those we've lost. This challenge is more than exercise, it's about a community who believe we can make an impact, even from our homes.
So, as I get ready to sweat my way through May for every patient who cannot, please show your support by making a donation today.
week one workouts
day 1 - 33km biking to grouse mountain and back
day 2 - 5km walking at spirit trail
day 3 -66km biking to from North Van to Richmond
day 4- 23km commuting from work
day 5 -23km commuting from work
day 6 -4km walking with wifey to Park Royal
day 7- 56km Horseshoe bay ride
day 8- 4 km walk at spirit trail
day 9-50 km biking with Rodrigo Marinho
day 10-9km hiking at Mosquito creek
day 11-26 km biking around Stanley Park
day 12 -Soccer with Leo
day 13- 22km biking
day 14- soccer with Leo
day 15-24 km biking around Stanley Park
day 16- 30 minutes workout, stretching, squads
day 17 - 5km walk
day 18- 84km biking ride with some Silver Bullets
day 19-34 km Biking around Stanley Park, grouse Mountain
day 20- 5km walk
by Leo Yoshima on Fri, May 08, 2020 @ 3:48 PM